In association with the exhibition, Poetry at Miami: 1827-Now, at King Library.
Even though the wonderful readings hosted by faculty poets Keith Tuma and Cathy Wagner are over, you can still see the excellent associated exhibit, Poetry at Miami: 1827-NOW, on the third floor of the King Library, Miami University. Organizer and Librarian Mark Dahlquist has been very supportive of Miami creative writers for which the library has many resources. Check out the helpful Creative Writing resources page on the library website.
On March 3rd, 2023, Creative Artist Agency Agent Alex Rice (and Miami alumna) joined the creative writing program’s Annual Publishing Symposium for a panel discussion on the publishing environment, and tips for students looking to get published or find a career in publishing. It was a fantastic event with many students turning out. I was lucky enough to be able to ask her questions on the panel, and she was generous in her answers and also in her willingness to do an interview.
Join us via Zoom as we welcome three successful publishing/writing professionals, two of them Miami alumni, who will discuss the publishing process in one of our most popular events of the year. Wednesday March 1st at 730pm, register via the QR code or this link: zoom registration
UPDATE: Writer’s Harvest benefit reading and art auction raised over a thousand dollars for TOPSS, Talawanda Oxford Pantry and Social Services (TOPSS). It featured readings from Miami University MFA graduate students and was organized by the English/CW program students and faculty along with Western College, hosted by creative writing director Brian Roley. Special thanks to K Anand-Gall and Billy Simms. While this event is held annually around Thanksgiving, TOPSS’s efforts are year round and it’s still not to late to donate on their website. Thanks to everyone.
We have a great list of visiting writers and events this semester.
Here is the link to register to attend Writer’s Harvest benefit for hunger on Nov 21 at 6pm: Register to attend virtually on Zoom. This, our final event of Fall, is an annual benefit for hunger done in coordination between the creative writing program, Western College, and TOPSS, a local non-profit and pantry. There will be several short readings by local writers and an art auction moderated by Billy Simms.
A graduate of our MFA program, Jen Sammons returns as a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach creative non-fiction. Many of our students and alumni already know her as an excellent writer, performer and teacher, but you can get to know her through a reading on November 16, 2022 in the Bachelor Reading Room at 7:30pm.
Each year, publishing professionals visit us to give tips about the publishing world to the larger Miami University Creative Writing community and also meet with second year MFA students. This year our visitors included four alumni successful in the publishing world, on Friday’s panel of the two day event.